• New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, far left, Dellin Betances, second from left, Brett Gardner, second from right, and Chris Young, right, watch from the dugout against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning of the American League wild card baseball game, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in New York. The Astros won 3-0 to advance to the American League Division Series. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Yanks still have not led playoff game since Jeter got hurt

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees still have not led in a postseason game since Derek Jeter sprawled in the dirt three years ago, screaming in pain from a broken ankle.

  • Mora helps Cuba tie Canada, 2-2

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Arichel Hernandez Mora scored twice, including in the 87th minute, and Cuba tied Canada 2-2 on Tuesday night in Group A Pool Play of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.

  • Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman throws during a baseball practice in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. The Blue Jays will face the AL West champion Texas Rangers in the ALDS opener in Toronto. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Donaldson leads powerful Blue Jays into ALDS

    TORONTO (AP) — After he acquired Josh Donaldson last winter, Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos was concerned that his new third baseman might try to swing for the fences too much in his new hitter-friendly home. He’d seen the slugger’s average dip by nearly 50 points in 2014, even as his home runs total ticked up.

  • Indiana to host Ottawa, Bellarmine in exhibition games

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers will face Ottawa on Nov. 3 and Bellarmine on Nov. 9 in their two exhibition games.

  • New York Mets manager Terry Collins, right, gives a thumbs up as he heads to the dugout after taking a walk around the field to thank fans after the Mets 1-0 defeat of the Washington Nationals in their final regular season baseball game in New York, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Collins, Hinch among 4 managers prepping for playoff debuts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Late in the season, as the New York Mets closed in on their NL East championship, one opponent after another sat in the visitors’ dugout at Citi Field and commended manager Terry Collins.

  • Canadiens F Zack Kassian enters rehab program

    BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) — Montreal Canadiens forward Zack Kassian has entered a substance abuse program after being involved in a motor vehicle accident.

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Joey Butler (9) is congratulated at home plate by teammates Steven Souza Jr., left to right, Tim Beckham and Asdrubal Cabrera after his grand slam during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

    Rays ready to keep building after another sub-.500 finish

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The resourceful Tampa Bay Rays have always used a different measuring stick to gauge their progress.

  • New Jersey Devils head coach John Hynes diagrams a play for his team during a timeout during the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers in an NHL preseason hockey game in Newark, N.J., Friday, Oct 2, 2015. The Devils defeated the Flyers 3-2. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

    Shero, Hynes era starts with Devils, Lamoriello gone

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — After missing the playoff the past three years and cleaning house, the New Jersey Devils have a new general manager, a new coach — and basically the same roster as a year ago.

  • In this Sept. 22, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) and Phil Kessel (81) sit on the bench during the first period of an exhibition NHL hockey game against Carolina Hurricanes in Pittsburgh. The brooding and high-scoring forward, Kessel, earned a much-needed change of scenery after six seasons in Toronto, where he became the target of criticism for the Maple Leafs missing the playoffs five times. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar, File)

    Penguins hoping more depth behind stars leads to deeper run

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Johnston spent his first season coaching the Pittsburgh Penguins preaching the same message over and over to his talented but almost pathologically unselfish lineup:

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke delivers against the San Diego Padres during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

    Close calls in Cy Young races; Harper, Donaldson for MVP

    NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s how stacked the NL Cy Young race is: Max Scherzer struck out 276 batters with a 2.79 ERA and became the first major leaguer in 42 years to throw two no-hitters in one season.